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59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment

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The 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment

Introduction

The 59th Regiment of Foot was raised in 1755 in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire as the 61st Foot, for service in Ireland. The following year it was re-numbered 59th Foot when the 50th and 51st Regiments were disbanded.

In 1782 the regiment was given its county association with Nottinghamshire to become The 59th (Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot.

On 1 July 1881, The 59th (Nottinghamshire) Regiment merged with the 30th Cambridgeshire Regiment of Foot to form the 2nd Battalion of The East Lancashire Regiment.

On 1st July 1958, the East Lancashire Regiment amalgamated with the South Lancashire Regiment to form The Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers).

On 27 March 1970, The Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) merged with the Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire), to form the Queen's Lancashire Regiment, (Loyals and Lancashire).

The 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment

1836 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire)

6 June 1836 HQ Coy and a detachment of 274 men of the 59th Foot arrived at Malta from Gibraltar.

28 June The 2nd Div 59th Foot consisting of 244 men disembarked at Malta.

31 Dec Strength: 18 Officers and 488 men.

The following were married in 1836:

The following were baptised in 1836:

The following were buried in 1836:

1837 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire)

9 Mar 1837 Burial of Pay Master William Erskine Grant aged 54 years.

17 June–18 July 1837 During the outbreak of cholera which hit Malta from 9 June to 11 October 1837, the regiment had 80 infected with 13 deaths (5 males, 4 females, 4 children).

The following were baptised in 1837:

1838 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire)

Jan 1838 Strength: 490 men.

The following were married in 1838:

The following were baptised in 1838:

1839 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire)

The following were married in 1839:

The following were baptised in 1839:

1840 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire)

28 Mar 153 men arrived from England on the transport Palmyra.

16–18 Apr The 59th embarked on the Palmyra and sailed for Corfu.

The following were baptised in 1840:

1841 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire)

13 Jan 1841 Major Gordon, eight officers and their families and 348 men, 43 women and 96 children sailed into the Grand Harbour from Corfu on the troop ship Sapphire. They were admitted to pratique on 20 Jan 1841, before proceeding on the same ship to the West Indies. Adjutant Peebles and his lady were disembarked at Malta together with soldier's wives and children who had joined the regiment without permission.1

The following were baptised in Malta in 1841:

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